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College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace
College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace

Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with." Amen. The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of madness. No one even pretends anymore that the college version of a great game, conceived by James Naismith and propagated by John Wooden, is in good shape. This season's national per-team scoring average, according to analytics guru Ken Pomeroy, was 66.85 points per game entering the NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday. That projects to eclipse the record low of 66.91 points in 2012-13. College basketball coaches are...

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